Style In A Suitcase

This urbanite is visiting multiple countries using only a carry-on!

Style In A Suitcase

This urbanite is visiting multiple countries using only a carry-on!

-Sacha Cicero

Woman traveling

Sacha Cicero will be guest blogging for BettyConfidential during her journey. Don’t forget to check in and read up on her adventures.

Sometimes it’s nothing that stirs up something in you…In my case; it was just a regular day at the park, literally. I was in Battery Park in New York City. Eating a sandwich and chatting with my girlfriends about all the places I’d like to travel. In fact, I believe this journey started with a sentence that sounded a little like…“Wouldn’t it be cool if…” I proceeded to ramble on about how I would like to go all of these places. It’s been tough to check off my travel bucket list with busy work and social schedules, but I thought to myself, and then said out loud, “If I could get a block of time to travel, I should…No, I would!”

So, that’s what I did. I began taking steps to turn a thought into action and my head (and life) have not stopped whirling since.

This past week, I left for my “Fall Adventure.” It’s a three-month trip to explore the world and expand my own in the process. Oh, the places I will go….

• Czech Republic (Prague)
• Germany
• Switzerland
• Austria
• Italy
• Portugal
• Spain
• Morocco
• Egypt
• Thailand
• Australia
• Argentina
• Brazil

True Fact: Hands-down the most popular question I have gotten about the trip is “How do you pack for a three-month trip?” My answer: Go light or go home!

I  am bringing only carry-on luggage. Yes, you heard correctly. I want to be footloose, fancy-free (and fashionable), so I am taking this challenge very seriously by selecting key basics that can transition from culture to culture, season to season, day to night. Only the strong pieces will survive. The packing and shopping portion of this trip has been the most challenging. You will hear more about that in the coming weeks as I reveal what’s in my LBB…Little Black Bag.

From the packing to the planning, all the preparation for this trip has been a bit of a ride in itself… You wouldn’t believe all of the things you have to think about when taking a trip like this one. Paying bills in advance, buying birthday gifts for the ones you will miss, getting foreign currency for multiple countries, ordering any medications you might need, buying converters, guide books, maps and everything you can possibly think of in travel size…believe me, the list goes on. At any given point when I got overwhelmed or anxious, I had to just stop and reflect on all of the encouraging things people have said to me during the trip process. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. So many people tell me this is something they have always dreamed of and are thrilled that someone is actually doing it. I feel like putting other peoples’ names on my luggage, you know, “This trip is for XX”.

For all the people who have helped make this trip happen or were just happy that it was happening, this trip is for you. Ok, it’s also for me, but it’s for you too. I will think of you on my travels and celebrate you when I have a great meal or learn something new, and will curse you when I miss my connecting flight or lose my hotel key. Either way, you will be there with me. And whoever is reading this, I hope you will join me as well as I embark on this journey (I always wanted to say that!) of new experiences and a new world.

Sacha Cicero

 

Sacheen Cicero, also referred to as Sacha, is a public relations executive living (and loving every minute of it) in New York City.


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0 thoughts on “Style In A Suitcase

  1. nycblonde says:

    I don’t know if I could travel so lightly, you’re a brave woman!

  2. NYCdogmommy says:

    I wanna come along!

  3. booksorclothes says:

    I’m looking forward to the next installment.

  4. Yay heels says:

    I’d be nervous traveling alone to 15 countries.

  5. shopaholic says:

    I can’t wait to read the next chapter!

  6. MissZou says:

    You can do it Sacha! Miss you around the ‘hood ;)

  7. NYCGIRL says:

    WOW! What an amazing journey you’ve embarked on. Impressed by your courage – around the world with a carry-on. Definitely tuning in to see how your trip unfolds!

  8. NYCGIRL says:

    WOW! What an amazing journey you’ve embarked on. Impressed by your courage – around the world with a carry-on. Definitely tuning in to see how your trip unfolds! (thx for the card btw…)

  9. ohhamypie says:

    So excited to hear about all of your great adventures on this trip!!! Please take note of any and all Hello Kitty sightings as I am sure there will be many!!! xoxo

  10. roccogino says:

    I’m a big supporter. Eat for me, sight see for me and go ahead and curse me if something goes amok. But mostly, enjoy!

  11. recentlyenlightened says:

    this is an awesome trip! good luck with your journey around the world, I think everyone reading is generally in envy of that move. let us know if you find anything better than ny! pocket.

  12. AvC says:

    I’m so excited for you, and I am amazed that you are only using carry-on luggage! Can’t wait to read what’s next! Eat a lot for me :) xoxo

  13. Aisling says:

    I’m flat out jealous – of the trip and the adventure and, yes, the skill to pack for three months of travel in one carry-on bag. I know you’ll have a fantastic time!

  14. carolpie says:

    Oh wow! How cool! I pack light but am never fashionable when I do-just jeans and tops. This sounds great and would love to hear about the trip in detail!

  15. carolpie says:

    My comment?
    I find this amazing and so cool! I look forward to hearing about your trip in detail!

  16. carolpie says:

    Oops Ok it posted!

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